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Auction Recap: Auctions America Fort Lauderdale sale


The sale-topping 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster crosses the Fort Lauderdale auction block (credit – Jonathan Lay © 2017 courtesy Auctions America)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Auctions America celebrated 15 years in South Florida this past weekend (March 31 – April 2), by posting $17.3 million in total sales at its annual Fort Lauderdale event. The sale at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center saw more than 400 quality vehicles and nearly 200 lots of automobilia cross the block.

“Our Fort Lauderdale event always provides a great kick off to our annual collector car season and this year’s event was no exception. We were thrilled to mark our 15th annual sale here in South Florida with solid prices across all segments and strong attendance,” says Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America. “High levels of new interest from enthusiasts and collectors was particularly encouraging, with 40 percent of bidders raising their paddles for the first time at an Auctions America event.”


The 400 some collector cars on display during Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale preview drew crowds throughout the three-day event (credit – Ryan Merrill © 2017 courtesy Auctions America)

Topping the sales list was a beautifully restored 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, which sold for a final $1,200,000. Rounding out the top three were a six-speed manual 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB realized $412,500 and late-production 1990 Lamborghini LM002-A at $299,750. A 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe formerly owned by President Donald Trump exchanged hands for $270,000.


All eyes are on the 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe formerly owned by President Donald Trump before it sells for a final $270,000 (credit – Jonathan Lay © 2017 courtesy Auctions America)

Another highlight of the weekend was the JLG Autocrib Porsche Collection—a group of 26 influential Porsches and assorted memorabilia—which kicked off the three-day sale. Headlining the collection was a restored 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster, which brought a strong $255,750, while a Butterscotch 1966 Porsche 911 Coupe garnered $97,350.


The star of the JLG Autocrib Collection, the 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster sold for a final $255,750 (credit – Ryan Merrill © 2017 courtesy Auctions America)

Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2017 – Top 10 Sales

  1. 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster - $1,200,000
  2. 007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano (Manual) - $412,500
  3. 1990 Lamborghini LM002-A - $299,750
  4. 2005 Ford GT - $280,500
  5. 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe - $270,000
  6. 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster -$255,750
  7. 2011 Porsche Speedster - $243,000
  8. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 - $231,000
  9. 1966 Shelby GT 350H 'Hertz' Fastback - $231,000
  10. 1997 Lamborghini VT Roadster - $211,750

Auctions America continues its 2017 calendar with Auburn Spring, May 11 – 13 at Auburn Auction Park in Indiana with approximately 500 quality collector vehicles and assorted automobilia on the menu.

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*Results are listed in USD and are inclusive of 10 percent buyer’s premium for automobiles and 15 percent for motorcycles and automobilia. Results include select post-sale transactions.

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